White Trash Recipe

White Chocolate Trail Mix (AKA White Trash) is filled with Chex, Peanuts, Cheerios, M&Ms, and Pretzels all covered in white chocolate! This is such a great treat, perfect for parties or movie night!

There are a few treat recipes that are our go-to for game nights and parties, including caramel marshmallow popcorn, rice krispies, puppy chow, and especially this white trash recipe!

White Trash Candy in a red bowl

what is White TrasH?

Hello, it’s me – Lily! Today, I am sharing a recipe for White Chocolate Trail Mix (AKA White Trash recipe).

I bet you’re probably wondering why this recipe is called “White Trash”! Well, it’s because it almost seems like someone took the remains of whatever ingredients they had in their pantry (that would otherwise be thrown in the trash), combined them, and coated it in white chocolate.

I know that sounds crazy, but trust me—it’s actually the most delicious combination of sweet and salty ingredients!

This white trash recipe is great for parties, and we really like to make it during holidays—especially Christmas! It makes a great neighbor gift or cookie plate filler.

In fact, we made this for Santa on Christmas Eve this year! We knew he might be sick of cookies so we made him this. We made him White Chocolate M&M Popcorn last year, and it was all gone so we knew he’d enjoy this mix this year!

Ingredients for white trash recipe in a bowl before adding white chocolate

how to make white trash

You won’t believe how simple this white trash recipe is to make. It literally takes NO more than 10 minutes from start to finish.

MIX. Just combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Then, in a medium pot, melt almond bark according to package directions. Pour bark over ingredients, making sure to mix well.

SET. Spread out on wax paper to set. You can also put it in the fridge to speed up the setting process!

Note: Some people make white trash with actual white chocolate chips, however I prefer to use almond bark. It melts really well and hardens/dries super fast without having to keep it in the fridge to harden. 

If you’re not already familiar, almond bark is a copycat chocolate confection that is made with vegetable fats instead of cocoa butter. It tastes exactly like chocolate and you can find it in different chocolate flavors. Find it in grocery stores in packages, blocks, or round discs in the isle with other baking supplies.

I double this recipe all the time, and it’s the perfect amount for parties!

Pouring white chocolate over ingredients for trash recipe

Switch it up however you like!

Because this is kind of a hodgepodge of ingredients you really can use whatever you have on hand. This is a “classic” version, but some other ingredients people use in their white chocolate trail mix include:

  • potato chips
  • fritos
  • popcorn
  • pretzel sticks
  • reese’s pieces
  • marshmallows
  • other cereals like Kix, Cap’n Crunch, different varieties of Chex

You can also dress it up for a holiday (like Christmas or Valentine’s!) by using holiday M&M’s that are specific colors! If you’re feeling extra fancy, throw in some colorful sprinkles while you’re at it!

Chex mix trash spread out to cool on a sheet pan

How to Store White Trash

Store the finished white chocolate trail mix in an airtight tupperware container or a zip plastic bag. Keep it at room temperature or in the fridge. It should last for 1-2 weeks if stored in an airtight container.

I do not recommend freezing this trail mix- it will not thaw at a good consistency.

But, like we said – it’s great for parties and can be made plenty ahead of time so you don’t have to make it the day of a get together. 😉

White chocolate chex mix in a red bowl

We REALLY love this white trash recipe. It is sweet AND salty. I think you’ll like it too. 🙂

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White Trash Recipe

5 from 22 votes
White Chocolate Trail Mix (AKA White Trash) is filled with Chex, Peanuts, Cheerios, M&Ms, and Pretzels all covered in white chocolate! This is such a great treat, perfect for parties or movie night!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 612 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 2 cups plain Cheerios
  • 1-2 cups peanuts
  • 2 cups M&M’s
  • 1 package White Almond Bark

Instructions
 

  • Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, melt almond bark according to package directions.
  • Poor bark over ingredients, mix well and spread out on wax paper to set.
  • I double this recipe all the time and its the perfect amount for parties.

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  1. That is so nice that you had fun with your grandmas and cousins I love Arizona it is fun and Organ stop Pizza is good and I love goofy golfing and Freddy’s frozen custard is good

    1. Im trying to make THIs but when do I add the m&M s so they don’t melt I have had this made by other people but I want to make sure I do it good

      1. If you follow the recipe, they shouldn’t melt. I haven’t had them ever melt 🙂

  2. So happy I stumbled over your website, my grandkids will love your recipes,,Thanks for posting.xx

      1. On the White trash recipe, is the 612 calories for the whole 1 batch? It looks so good, I am making it for our Christmas Bunko party and everyone is dieting. Love your site.

  3. Ok SOLD!!! I am definitely making this on the weekend… I may not fit through the door soon now that I have found your website!

  4. 5 stars
    I’VE MADE SIMILAR RECIPES MANY TIMES. ALWAYS LOVE THIS ONE. I USUALLY USE SMALL PRETZEL STICKS RATHER THAN TWISTS AND MINE USUALLY CONTAIN RICE CRISPIES AND SOMETIMES RAISINS. I ALSO USUALLY SPOON DROP THEM ONTO A BAKING SHEET TO MAKE CLUSTERS. I LOVE THE SWEET AND SALTINESS OF THIS RECIPE. WE MADE THESE GROWING UP AND AS A MOM OF 2 IT ALWAYS FILLS ME WITH NOSTALGIA AND FOND MEMORIES WHEN I MAKE THIS WITH MY KIDS.

  5. 5 stars
    I was happy to see the recipe calls for almond bark and not white chocolate. The later is not my favorite. This recipe was hit at my house!

  6. 5 stars
    This is the best recipe…I just have to add that I freeze mine and a handful whenever I want it up to a year and it is the best!!! I eat it right out of the freezer!!!

  7. How many ounces of white almond bark?

    I have some left over from Christmas baking.
    I don’t have a bag, bark is in a divided container like an ice tray.

    However, if I buy a bag in the future, what size bag do I use?

  8. 5 stars
    I love this. Every year people give us this for a Christmas present and we tell them we cannot chew the peanuts so I made it without peanuts and it was great. M & M ‘s did not melt. I had to melt the chocolate in a double boiler the old way. Soo soo good. Thank you.

  9. Can you use white chocolate chips to melt rather than Almond Bark? I have a ton of white chocolate chips.